Projekte / Kunst
MOVE - dance and choreography platform
Agora MOVE is Agora’s platform dedicated to the study, practice and production of dance and performance art in Berlin. It intends to fulfill the demand of a dance house in the district of Neukölln, offering the neighbourhood and its dance community a place to research, exercise and create body-related and choreographic practices.
15.630 €
15.000 € Fundingziel
Projekt erfolgreich


Finanzierungszeitraum 18.07.16 18:46 Uhr - 14.09.16 23:59 Uhr
Realisierungszeitraum September 2016
Fundingziel erreicht 15.000 €
Stadt Berlin
Kategorie Kunst

Worum geht es in dem Projekt?

Our Program in a Nutshell:

  • Daily Classes of Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Voguing, Kids Classes, Meditation, Acrobatics and more.
  • ‘Weekend Intensives’ with professionals offering workshops in dance techniques, composition, contact, somatic practices, improvisation, acro-yoga, and transdisciplinary frames in which the body encounters other media.
  • ‘Friday night live!’, a platform for work-in-process showings of performance
  • ‘Talk-Talk’, a night for artist talks, lectures on different subjects, panels, readings, etc.
  • Weekly contact improvisation Jam
  • ‘Foreplay’, a cross disciplinary performance series that provides the encounter of a choreographer and a chef, that culminates on a performative dinner.
  • ‘Artist in Focus’, a program where choreography meets curatorial practices in which we invite the artist to program Agora MOVE for one month in relation to her artistic research.
  • A three month residency program to offer a sustainable process of creation for Berlin artists.
  • Offering rehearsal / production space for rent.


Was sind die Ziele und wer ist die Zielgruppe?

With Agora MOVE we would like to create content that will respond to the interest of the following communities; the professional and independent scene of dance practitioners of Berlin; the freelancers, co-workers, members of Agora and beyond, as well as the families and expats of Neukölln.

Our motivations for the project are:

  • To offer a space in which new choreographic practices and approaches to the body can be supported and developed
  • Empowering the community through a space that is run by artists for artists
  • Sustainable formats that support Berlin based artists - continuity being the key word
  • A house as a place of reference for newly arrived dancers in Berlin
  • Develop a bridge between the various communities of Neukölln and Berlin

Warum sollte jemand dieses Projekt unterstützen?

  • Berlin needs more space, more resources for the development and expansion of dance and performance in the city
  • Any daily routine can benefit from body based practices
  • The independent local scene of berlin needs support from within, responding truly to the desires of the artists.

Was passiert mit dem Geld bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung?

  • Painting the space
  • Building a separation wall, that enables MOVE to have 2 studios
  • Building a sprung wooden floor
  • Buying the dance floor (Marley)
  • Buying a sound system for classes and rehearsals
  • Setting-up of a changing room for participants
  • Buying teaching materials, (yoga mats, pilates props, meditation cushions, blankets, etc)

Wer steht hinter dem Projekt?

Marcela Donato (1984, Rio de Janeiro, lives and works in Berlin) is a cultural producer and artist with a background in choreography and performance art. Since 2011, Marcela co-directs Agora Collective, a multidisciplinary project space that explores collaborative methodologies for artistic and sustainable practices, where she is also a core member of its in-house art collective. In Agora Marcela developed the programs Affect, Building a Collective and Foreplay between others. Marcela has presented work in important institutions in South America and Europe such Sesc Rio, Sophiensaele and Hebbel-am-Ufer.

Sheena McGrandles (1984) from Northern Ireland, graduated with a BA in Dance Theatre from the Laban Center, London (2007). She completed her MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT Berlin and from 2012-2013 she was a choreographer in residence at K3 Hamburg, creating the choreographic work true balls. Over the past year she has been collaborating with Zinzi Buchanan on a series of works as Steve&Sam, MAN POWER MIX (Tanztage,Sophiensale), New Materialism (Flutgraben Berlin) and man must eat, (Agora Berlin). Since October 2013 Sheena is artistic research associate on the BA “Dance, Context, Choreography” at HZT.

AGORA Collective e.V.
Marcela Donato
Kopfstraße 48
12053 Berlin Germany

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